Thoughts on Education in Two Parts: The First on General Education, and the Second on that of Females

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T. Bayley, sold by the J. Murray, 1812 - 307 páginas
 

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Página 21 - ... for children he condescended to lay aside the scholar, the philosopher, and the wit, to write little poems of devotion, and systems of instruction, adapted to their wants and capacities, from the dawn of reason through its gradations of advance in the morning of life.
Página 127 - And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all : for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed GOD in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
Página 304 - IF you have a mind to adorn your city by consecrated monuments, first consecrate in yourself the most beautiful monument, — of gentleness and justice and benevolence.
Página 259 - Domestic happiness, thou only bliss Of Paradise that has surviv'd the fall ! Though few now taste thee unimpair'd and pure, Or, tasting, long enjoy thee ; too infirm, Or too incautious, to preserve thy sweets Unmix'd with drops of bitter, which neglect Or temper sheds into thy crystal cup.
Página 298 - This, to people of good breeding, will be a sufficient check. I wish you to go no farther than the Scriptures for your religious opinions. Embrace those you find clearly revealed. Never perplex yourselves about such as you do not understand, but treat them with silent and becoming reverence. I would advise you to read only such religious books as are addressed to the heart...
Página 166 - ... which prevails throughout, acting with a force and efficacy that appears to suffer no diminution from the greatest distances of space or intervals of time; and that wisdom which we see equally displayed in the exquisite structure and just motions of the greatest and subtilest parts. These, with perfect goodness, by which they are evidently directed, constitute the supreme object of the speculations of a philosopher; who, while he contemplates and admires so excellent a system, cannot but be himself...
Página 196 - I shall advise you in very few words. Aspire only to those virtues that are peculiar to your sex ; follow your natural modesty, and think it your greatest commendation not to be talked of one way or other.
Página 17 - The chicfest thing that fathers are to look to is, that they themselves become effectual examples to their children, by doing all those things which belong to them and avoiding all vicious practices, that in their lives, as in a glass, their children may see enough to give them an aversion to all ill words and actions. For those that chide children for such faults as they themselves fall into unconsciously accuse themselves, under their children's names.
Página 87 - I am obliged to speak, if any man think it a small matter or of mean concernment, he is much mistaken. For it is a point of wisdom to be silent when occasion requires, and better than to speak, though never so well.
Página 126 - Be not weary of well doing, in due season ye shall reap, if ye faint not.

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